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August 21: What Sainthood Means

Bernard Becomes a Saint (1153): What Sainthood Means It was on this date, August 21, 1153, that Bernard of Clairvaux, canonized a Catholic “saint” in 1170 by Pope Alexander III, died in the Cistercian monastery of Clairvaux, in France. Bernard

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May 14: Churches and Anti-Semitism

It was some consolation to the survivors of the largest pogrom in human history that a Jewish state was formed on this date in 1948.

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December 29: The Murder of Thomas Becket

Had Becket but served his king with half the zeal that he served his God, he would not have been left naked to his enemies.

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John Mill